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Encyclopedia > 2006 Giro d'Italia

The 89th Giro d'Italia was held from May 6 to May 28, 2006. Italian riders such as Ivan Basso, Damiano Cunego, and defending champion Paolo Savoldelli vied to win their national Grand Tour. It covered 3,526 km/2,203 miles, beginning in the Belgian mining town of Seraing and ending in Milan. The Giro dItalia, also simply known as the Giro, is a long distance road bicycle race for professional cyclists held over three weeks in May or early June in and around Italy. ... May 6 is the 126th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (127th in leap years). ... May 28 is the 148th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (149th in leap years). ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... Ivan Basso (born November 26, 1977) is an Italian professional road bicycle racer, most recently riding for Team CSC. Basso is among the best mountain riders in the professional field of the 2000s, and is considered one of the strongest stage race riders. ... Damiano Cunego (born in Cerro Veronese, Verona province, September 19, 1981) is a professional cyclist. ... Paolo Savoldelli (born in Clusone, Province of Bergamo, May 7, 1973) is the Italian road racing cyclist for UCI Pro Tour team Discovery Channel and winner of the 2002 and 2005 Giro dItalia. ... In road bicycle racing, a Grand Tour refers to one of the three major European professional cycling stage races: Tour de France - Tour of France Giro dItalia - Tour of Italy Vuelta a España - Tour of Spain Collectively they are termed the Grand Tours, and all three are similar... This article is about mineral extraction. ... Seraing is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Liège. ... This article is about the city in Italy. ...


It was won by Ivan Basso riding for Team CSC in dominant fashion. Basso won three individual stages, as well as the team time trial, along with his fellow CSC riders. Basso won by more than 9 minutes over the next best rider, the largest margin of victory in a Grand Tour in the last three years. Ivan Basso (born November 26, 1977) is an Italian professional road bicycle racer, most recently riding for Team CSC. Basso is among the best mountain riders in the professional field of the 2000s, and is considered one of the strongest stage race riders. ... The team time trial in the 2004 Tour de France. ... A Team Time Trial (TTT) is a road-based bicycle race in which teams of cyclists race against the clock (see individual time trial for a more detailed description of ITT events). ... The interior of the Pantheon in the 18th century, painted by Giovanni Paolo Panini In the 18th century, the Grand Tour was a kind of education for wealthy British noblemen, wherein the primary educational value was exposure to the cultured artifacts of antiquity and the Renaissance as well as the...


The race introduced a team time trial stage upon its arrival in Italy. This discipline had been absent from the Giro since 1988. It also included 56.2 km of individual time trials, distributed between the prologue and the long time trial at Pontedera. A Team Time Trial (TTT) is a road-based bicycle race in which teams of cyclists race against the clock (see individual time trial for a more detailed description of ITT events). ... 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Italian small city in Pisas district. ...


It also featured famous climbs, such as the steep Mortirolo, the Monte Bondone, and the Plan de Corones.

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Teams and cyclists

// Information As Giro dItalia is part of UCI ProTour, 20 ProTour teams start the race. ...

Stages

Except in the individual and team time trial, the first three riders in every stage receive a time bonus of 20 seconds, 12 seconds, and 8 seconds respectively. An Individual Time Trial (ITT) is a road bicycle race in which cyclists race alone against the clock (in French: contre la montre - literally against the watch). There are also track-based time trials where riders compete in velodromes, and team time trials (TTT). ... A Team Time Trial (TTT) is a road-based bicycle race in which teams of cyclists race against the clock (see individual time trial for a more detailed description of ITT events). ...


Stage 1, 06-05-2006: Seraing, 6.2 km. (ITT)

Cyclist Team Time
1 (1) Paolo Savoldelli Flag of Italy Italy DSC 7'50"
2 (91) Bradley McGee Flag of Australia Australia FDJ + 0'11"
3 (143) José Enrique Gutiérrez Flag of Spain Spain PHO + 0'13"

Francisco Pérez from Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears set the first strong time at the finish of the tough first stage of the Giro d'Italia, a time which stood quite a long time until it was bettered by Serhiy Honchar by one second. After Bradley McGee had set a very good time later on, it seemed as if the 2004 Giro d'Italia prologue winner would repeat his victory, but defending champion Paolo Savoldelli bested the Australian's time both at the intermediate and finish time checks. Paolo Savoldelli (born in Clusone, Province of Bergamo, May 7, 1973) is the Italian road racing cyclist for UCI Pro Tour team Discovery Channel and winner of the 2002 and 2005 Giro dItalia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Italy. ... Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team Logo Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team (UCI Team Code: DSC) is a US-based professional road bicycle racing team. ... Bradley McGee, born on the 24 February 1976 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, is a professional cyclist, who started cycling in 1986 at ten years of age. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... La Française des Jeux is a French cycling team, sponsored by a French company that sells gambling games. ... José Enrique Gutierrez Cataluna (born June 18, 1974 in Valencia) is a Spanish professional road racing cyclist. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... Team Phonak in a Team time trial event at the Giro del Mediterraneo. ... The Illes Balears team car, with Pinarello Opera bikes on top, with Campagnolo parts. ... Serhiy Honchar (Polish: Serhey Honczar, Russian: Сергей Гончар (Serguei Gonchar)) (born July 3, 1970 in Rivne) is a Ukrainian professional road racing cyclist. ... Bradley McGee, born on the 24 February 1976 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, is a professional cyclist, who started cycling in 1986 at ten years of age. ... The 87th Giro dItalia was scheduled for May 9 - May 30, 2004 for a total distance of 3435 kilometers. ... Paolo Savoldelli (born in Clusone, Province of Bergamo, May 7, 1973) is the Italian road racing cyclist for UCI Pro Tour team Discovery Channel and winner of the 2002 and 2005 Giro dItalia. ...


Favourites such as Ivan Basso, Danilo Di Luca, and Damiano Cunego chose not to gamble on the risky descent and lose most of their time deficit in the second half of the course. Ivan Basso (born November 26, 1977) is an Italian professional road bicycle racer, most recently riding for Team CSC. Basso is among the best mountain riders in the professional field of the 2000s, and is considered one of the strongest stage race riders. ... Danilo di Luca, born on 1976 in Spoltore, is a professional Italian cyclist. ... Damiano Cunego (born in Cerro Veronese, Verona province, September 19, 1981) is a professional cyclist. ...


Stage 2, 07-05-2006: Mons–Charleroi, 197 km.

Cyclist Team Time
1 (75) Robbie McEwen Flag of Australia Australia DVL 4h 51'40"
2 (216) Olaf Pollack Flag of Germany Germany TMO s.t.
3 (152) Paolo Bettini Flag of Italy Italy QSI s.t.

Being a flat stage, this stage was always destined to be a shoot-out between Robbie McEwen and Alessandro Petacchi. After 23 km, a breakaway of four left the peloton and remained ahead in the race for the next 150 km. However, Team Milram controlled the peloton and pulled back the break with only 17 km to go. This allowed Team Milram to give Petacchi the perfect lead-out. However, with 200 m to go, Olaf Pollack jumped out into first place, allowing Robbie McEwen to get on his wheel and take the stage. Robbie McEwen (born June 24, 1972, Brisbane, Queensland) is an Australian professional road bicycle racer, specializing in fast sprint finishes. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Davitamon-Lotto is a Belgian professional cycling team. ... Olaf Pollack (born in September 20, 1983 in Räckelwitz, Germany) is a professional road racing cyclist specializing in sprint races and competitions. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... Presentation of the 2006 team in Mallorca. ... Paolo Bettini (born April 1, 1974 in Cecina, Livorno province, Italy) is an Italian road cyclist with the Belgian Quick. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Italy. ... Quick Step-Innergetic is a Belgian UCI ProTour team led by team manager Patrick Lefevre. ... Alessandro Petacchi is a professional road cyclist born on January 3, 1974 in La Spezia, Italy. ... The peloton (from French, literally meaning ball and related to the English word platoon), bunch or pack is the large main group in a road bicycle race. ... Team Milram is a professional cycling team participating in the 2006 edition of the UCI ProTour race series, taking over the ProTour licens of the Domina Vacanze team. ... Olaf Pollack (born in September 20, 1983 in Räckelwitz, Germany) is a professional road racing cyclist specializing in sprint races and competitions. ...


Stage 3, 08-05-2006: Perwez–Namur, 202 km

Cyclist Team Time
1 (109) Stefan Schumacher Flag of Germany Germany GST 5h 14'43"
2 (8) José Luis Rubiera Flag of Spain Spain DSC + 0'02"
3 (106) Davide Rebellin Flag of Italy Italy GST + 0'06"

German Stefan Schumacher became the second man in Gerolsteiner's history to wear the Maglia rosa (after Olaf Pollack in 2004) by winning the third stage in Belgium and surpassing Paolo Savoldelli, thanks to time bonuses. Quick Step-Innergetic led the peloton and chased down a breakaway of four. During the chase, Alessandro Petacchi fell and fractured his kneecap, prompting his withdrawal the next day. Paolo Bettini seemed to be the favourite to win, but was blocked by a scooter of the organisation just when Schumacher attacked and could not catch up to the German, who beat José Luis Rubiera to the line. Stefan Schumacher, Karpacz, Tour de Pologne 2006 Stefan Schumacher (born July 21, 1981 in Großbettlingen, Esslingen) is a German professional road racing cyclist. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... Rund um den Henninger-Turm (2005) Team Gerolsteiner is a german road bicycle racing team in the UCI ProTour. ... José Luis Rubiera (born 27 January 1973 in Santa Eulalia , is a professional road bicycle racer from Spain. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team Logo Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team (UCI Team Code: DSC) is a US-based professional road bicycle racing team. ... Devide Rebellin is a cyclist, who was on the Gerolsteiner team in the Tour De France. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Italy. ... Rund um den Henninger-Turm (2005) Team Gerolsteiner is a german road bicycle racing team in the UCI ProTour. ... Stefan Schumacher, Karpacz, Tour de Pologne 2006 Stefan Schumacher (born July 21, 1981 in Großbettlingen, Esslingen) is a German professional road racing cyclist. ... Rund um den Henninger-Turm (2005) Team Gerolsteiner is a german road bicycle racing team in the UCI ProTour. ... The maglia rosa (pink jersey) is awarded to the leader of the General Classification at Giro dItalia. ... Olaf Pollack (born in September 20, 1983 in Räckelwitz, Germany) is a professional road racing cyclist specializing in sprint races and competitions. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Paolo Savoldelli (born in Clusone, Province of Bergamo, May 7, 1973) is the Italian road racing cyclist for UCI Pro Tour team Discovery Channel and winner of the 2002 and 2005 Giro dItalia. ... Quick Step-Innergetic is a Belgian UCI ProTour team led by team manager Patrick Lefevre. ... Alessandro Petacchi is a professional road cyclist born on January 3, 1974 in La Spezia, Italy. ... The patella or kneecap is a thick, triangular bone which articulates with the femur and covers and protects the front of the knee joint. ... Paolo Bettini (born April 1, 1974 in Cecina, Livorno province, Italy) is an Italian road cyclist with the Belgian Quick. ... José Luis Rubiera (born 27 January 1973 in Santa Eulalia , is a professional road bicycle racer from Spain. ...


Stage 4, 09-05-2006: Wanze–Hotton, 193 km.

Cyclist Team Time
1 (75) Robbie McEwen Flag of Australia Australia DVL 4h 38'51"
2 (152) Paolo Bettini Flag of Italy Italy QSI s.t.
3 (188) Alberto Loddo Flag of Italy Italy CLM s.t.

Day four was a flat stage, with a few hills around the middle of the 200km course, however an early breakaway was caught in the last 50 kilometers and the peloton joined together for a bunch sprint. The long flat drag into the finish line would have suited a power sprinter like Alessandro Petacchi, however due to his injury the previous day he did not start. Robbie McEwen (born June 24, 1972, Brisbane, Queensland) is an Australian professional road bicycle racer, specializing in fast sprint finishes. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Davitamon-Lotto is a Belgian professional cycling team. ... Paolo Bettini (born April 1, 1974 in Cecina, Livorno province, Italy) is an Italian road cyclist with the Belgian Quick. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Italy. ... Quick Step-Innergetic is a Belgian UCI ProTour team led by team manager Patrick Lefevre. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Italy. ... Selle Italia-Serramenti Diquigiovanni (UCI Team Code: CLM) is a Colombian professional continental cycling team based in Italy that participates in UCI Continental Circuits races and when selected as a wildcard to UCI ProTour events. ... Alessandro Petacchi is a professional road cyclist born on January 3, 1974 in La Spezia, Italy. ...


On the sprint itself, T-Mobile's Olaf Pollack attacked first, but couldn't sustain his pace, and with only a few hundred meters to go, Robbie McEwen attacked, and despite being countered by Paolo Bettini, McEwen won by half of a bike length. Presentation of the 2006 team in Mallorca. ... Olaf Pollack (born in September 20, 1983 in Räckelwitz, Germany) is a professional road racing cyclist specializing in sprint races and competitions. ... Robbie McEwen (born June 24, 1972, Brisbane, Queensland) is an Australian professional road bicycle racer, specializing in fast sprint finishes. ... Paolo Bettini (born April 1, 1974 in Cecina, Livorno province, Italy) is an Italian road cyclist with the Belgian Quick. ...


10-05-2006: Rest Day

Stage 5, 11-05-2006: Piacenza–Cremona, 35 km. (TTT)

Team Country Time
1 Team CSC Flag of Denmark Denmark 36'56"
2 T-Mobile Team Flag of Germany Germany + 0'01"
3 Discovery Channel Team Flag of United States United States + 0'39"
4 Liquigas-Bianchi Flag of Italy Italy + 0'42"
5 Française des Jeux Flag of France France + 1'00"
6 Gerolsteiner Flag of Germany Germany + 1'03"
7 Quick Step-Innergetic Flag of Belgium Belgium s.t.
8 Lampre-Fondital Flag of Italy Italy + 1'04"
9 Phonak Hearing Systems Flag of Switzerland Switzerland s.t.
10 Crédit Agricole Flag of France France + 1'07"
11 Davitamon-Lotto Flag of Belgium Belgium + 1'08"
12 Team Milram Flag of Italy Italy + 1'13"
13 Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears Flag of Spain Spain + 1'14"
14 Rabobank Flag of Netherlands Netherlands + 1'17"
15 AG2R Prévoyance Flag of France France + 1'22"
16 Bouygues Télécom Flag of France France + 1'23"
17 Liberty Seguros-Würth Flag of Germany Germany + 1'25"
18 Saunier Duval-Prodir Flag of Spain Spain + 1'26"
19 Cofidis Flag of France France + 1'34"
20 Selle Italia-Serramenti Diquigiovanni Flag of Italy Italy + 1'37"
21 Ceramica Panaria-Navigare Flag of Italy Italy + 1'41"
22 Euskaltel-Euskadi Flag of Spain Spain + 1'56"

Serhiy Honchar (T-Mobile Team) took the Maglia Rosa after the stage. The team time trial in the 2004 Tour de France. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Denmark. ... Presentation of the 2006 team in Mallorca. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team Logo Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team (UCI Team Code: DSC) is a US-based professional road bicycle racing team. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Pro Cycling Team Liquigas-Bianchi (short form: Liquigas-Bianchi) in an Italian road bicycle racing team in the UCI ProTour. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Italy. ... La Française des Jeux is a French cycling team, sponsored by a French company that sells gambling games. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_France. ... Rund um den Henninger-Turm (2005) Team Gerolsteiner is a german road bicycle racing team in the UCI ProTour. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... Quick Step-Innergetic is a Belgian UCI ProTour team led by team manager Patrick Lefevre. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Belgium_(civil). ... Lampre-Fondital is an Italian road bicycle racing team competing in the UCI ProTour in 2006. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Italy. ... Team Phonak in a Team time trial event at the Giro del Mediterraneo. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Switzerland. ... Crédit Agricole is the main sponsor of a French professional cycling team managed by Roger Legeay. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_France. ... Davitamon-Lotto is a Belgian professional cycling team. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Belgium_(civil). ... Team Milram is a professional cycling team participating in the 2006 edition of the UCI ProTour race series, taking over the ProTour licens of the Domina Vacanze team. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Italy. ... The Illes Balears team car, with Pinarello Opera bikes on top, with Campagnolo parts. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... The Rabobank team during the 2005 Rund um den Henninger Turm race. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... AG2R Prévoyance (UCI Team Code: A2R) are a French cycling team which did not take part in the inaugural UCI ProTour 2005, having to make do with being invited to compete in French races, such as Paris-Nice, Paris-Roubaix or the Tour de France. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_France. ... Bouygues Télécom (UCI Team Code: BTL) is a professional road bicycle racing team that competes on the UCI ProTour. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_France. ... The Liberty Seguros-Würth cycling team is sponsored by Liberty Seguros, an insurance company under the wing of Liberty Mutual insurance. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... Saunier Duval-Prodir Team is a Spanish road bicycle racing team, which participate in the 2005 UCI ProTour. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... Cofidis is a French professional road bicycle racing team sponsored by the insurance company Cofidis. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_France. ... Selle Italia-Serramenti Diquigiovanni (UCI Team Code: CLM) is a Colombian professional continental cycling team based in Italy that participates in UCI Continental Circuits races and when selected as a wildcard to UCI ProTour events. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Italy. ... Ceramica Panaria-Navigare (UCI Team Code: PAN) is a professional continental cycling team based in Ireland that participates in UCI Continental Circuits races and when selected as a wildcard to UCI ProTour events. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Italy. ... Euskaltel-Euskadi is a professional road bicycle racing team. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... Serhiy Honchar (Polish: Serhey Honczar, Russian: Сергей Гончар (Serguei Gonchar)) (born July 3, 1970 in Rivne) is a Ukrainian professional road racing cyclist. ... Presentation of the 2006 team in Mallorca. ... The maglia rosa (pink jersey) is awarded to the leader of the General Classification at Giro dItalia. ...


Stage 6, 12-05-2006: Busseto–Forlì, 227 km.

Cyclist Team Time
1 (75) Robbie McEwen Flag of Australia Australia DVL 5h 24'13"
2 (216) Olaf Pollack Flag of Germany Germany TMO s.t.
3 (19) Tomas Vaitkus Flag of Lithuania Lithuania AGR s.t.

Olaf Pollack (T-Mobile Team) took the Maglia Rosa after the stage. Robbie McEwen (born June 24, 1972, Brisbane, Queensland) is an Australian professional road bicycle racer, specializing in fast sprint finishes. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Davitamon-Lotto is a Belgian professional cycling team. ... Olaf Pollack (born in September 20, 1983 in Räckelwitz, Germany) is a professional road racing cyclist specializing in sprint races and competitions. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... Presentation of the 2006 team in Mallorca. ... Tomas Vaitkus (born February 4, 1982) is a Lithuanian professional road racing cyclist, and has been since 2003. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Lithuania. ... AG2R Prévoyance (UCI Team Code: A2R) are a French cycling team which did not take part in the inaugural UCI ProTour 2005, having to make do with being invited to compete in French races, such as Paris-Nice, Paris-Roubaix or the Tour de France. ... Olaf Pollack (born in September 20, 1983 in Räckelwitz, Germany) is a professional road racing cyclist specializing in sprint races and competitions. ... Presentation of the 2006 team in Mallorca. ... The maglia rosa (pink jersey) is awarded to the leader of the General Classification at Giro dItalia. ...


Stage 7, 13-05-2006: Cesena–Saltara, 236 km.

Cyclist Team Time
1 (59) Rik Verbrugghe Flag of Belgium Belgium COF 6h 42'15"
2 (1) Paolo Savoldelli Flag of Italy Italy DSC + 0'14"
3 (42) Luca Mazzanti Flag of Italy Italy PAN s.t.

For the second time, Serhiy Honchar (T-Mobile Team) took the Maglia Rosa after the stage. Rik Verbrugghe (born July 23, 1974 in Tienen (French: Tirlemont)) is a Belgian professional road racing cyclist. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Belgium_(civil). ... Cofidis is a French professional road bicycle racing team sponsored by the insurance company Cofidis. ... Paolo Savoldelli (born in Clusone, Province of Bergamo, May 7, 1973) is the Italian road racing cyclist for UCI Pro Tour team Discovery Channel and winner of the 2002 and 2005 Giro dItalia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Italy. ... Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team Logo Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team (UCI Team Code: DSC) is a US-based professional road bicycle racing team. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Italy. ... Ceramica Panaria-Navigare (UCI Team Code: PAN) is a professional continental cycling team based in Ireland that participates in UCI Continental Circuits races and when selected as a wildcard to UCI ProTour events. ... Serhiy Honchar (Polish: Serhey Honczar, Russian: Сергей Гончар (Serguei Gonchar)) (born July 3, 1970 in Rivne) is a Ukrainian professional road racing cyclist. ... Presentation of the 2006 team in Mallorca. ... The maglia rosa (pink jersey) is awarded to the leader of the General Classification at Giro dItalia. ...


Stage 8, 14-05-2006: Civitanova Marche–Maielletta, 171 km.

Cyclist Team Time
1 (191) Ivan Basso Flag of Italy Italy CSC 4h 04'19"
2 (111) Damiano Cunego Flag of Italy Italy LAM + 0'30"
3 (143) José Enrique Gutiérrez Flag of Spain Spain PHO s.t.

Stage 8 featured the first mountain finish of this year's Giro, and following a breakaway being caught on the last climb, a pack of favorites had assembled on the final climb. However, Jan Ullrich and provisional leader Serhiy Honchar were quickly dropped from the lead group, and following the pace setting by Ivan Basso's teammate Carlos Sastre favorites like Paolo Savoldelli were also dropped from the lead group. Ivan Basso (born November 26, 1977) is an Italian professional road bicycle racer, most recently riding for Team CSC. Basso is among the best mountain riders in the professional field of the 2000s, and is considered one of the strongest stage race riders. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Italy. ... The team time trial in the 2004 Tour de France. ... Damiano Cunego (born in Cerro Veronese, Verona province, September 19, 1981) is a professional cyclist. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Italy. ... Lampre-Fondital is an Italian road bicycle racing team competing in the UCI ProTour in 2006. ... José Enrique Gutierrez Cataluna (born June 18, 1974 in Valencia) is a Spanish professional road racing cyclist. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... Team Phonak in a Team time trial event at the Giro del Mediterraneo. ... Jan Ullrich (born December 2, 1973 in Rostock, East Germany, now Germany) is a retired German professional road bicycle racer. ... Serhiy Honchar (Polish: Serhey Honczar, Russian: Сергей Гончар (Serguei Gonchar)) (born July 3, 1970 in Rivne) is a Ukrainian professional road racing cyclist. ... Ivan Basso (born November 26, 1977) is an Italian professional road bicycle racer, most recently riding for Team CSC. Basso is among the best mountain riders in the professional field of the 2000s, and is considered one of the strongest stage race riders. ... Sastre during the Stage 20 individual time trial (St Etienne) of the 2005 Tour de France. ... Paolo Savoldelli (born in Clusone, Province of Bergamo, May 7, 1973) is the Italian road racing cyclist for UCI Pro Tour team Discovery Channel and winner of the 2002 and 2005 Giro dItalia. ...


Damiano Cunego launched an attack with less than 5km to go, and Basso was the only one who could react, quickly catching up to Cunego and riding past him. Basso stayed ahead and gained time on all the other favorites and won the stage. Cunego outsprinted Phonak's Jose Gutierrez for second place. Cunego was the only pre-tour favorite who was able to limit the time loss to Ivan Basso (another favorite) to less that a minute. Gilberto Simoni, Danilo Di Luca, Paolo Savoldelli and Serhiy Honchar lost 77, 92, 140 and 155 seconds respectively. Damiano Cunego (born in Cerro Veronese, Verona province, September 19, 1981) is a professional cyclist. ... Team Phonak in a Team time trial event at the Giro del Mediterraneo. ... José Enrique Gutiérrez Cataluña (born June 18, 1974 in Valencia) is a Spanish professional road racing cyclist. ... Gilberto Simoni with team manager Mauro Gianetti. ... Danilo di Luca, born on 1976 in Spoltore, is a professional Italian cyclist. ...


Stage 9, 15-05-2006: Francavilla al Mare–Termoli, 127 km.

Cyclist Team Time
1 (19) Tomas Vaitkus Flag of Lithuania Lithuania AGR 3h 05'13"
2 (152) Paolo Bettini Flag of Italy Italy QSI s.t.
3 (216) Olaf Pollack Flag of Germany Germany TMO s.t.

Tomas Vaitkus (born February 4, 1982) is a Lithuanian professional road racing cyclist, and has been since 2003. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Lithuania. ... AG2R Prévoyance (UCI Team Code: A2R) are a French cycling team which did not take part in the inaugural UCI ProTour 2005, having to make do with being invited to compete in French races, such as Paris-Nice, Paris-Roubaix or the Tour de France. ... Paolo Bettini (born April 1, 1974 in Cecina, Livorno province, Italy) is an Italian road cyclist with the Belgian Quick. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Italy. ... Quick Step-Innergetic is a Belgian UCI ProTour team led by team manager Patrick Lefevre. ... Olaf Pollack (born in September 20, 1983 in Räckelwitz, Germany) is a professional road racing cyclist specializing in sprint races and competitions. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... Presentation of the 2006 team in Mallorca. ...

Stage 10, 16-05-2006: Termoli–Peschici, 187 km.

Cyclist Team Time
1 (137) Franco Pellizotti Flag of Italy Italy LIQ 4h 39'47"
2 (32) Vladimir Efimkin Flag of Russia Russia CEI s.t.
3 (129) Sergey Yakovlev Flag of Kazakhstan Kazakhstan LSW + 0'02"

A long breakaway consisting of 19 riders broke away after 52km of the stage, and managed to stay away from the peloton despite hard work by the Lampre-Fondital team in trying to reel in the breakaway. Franco Pellizotti was the best placed rider in the General Classement out of the breakaway riders, and had an excellent day, as the peloton containing all the favorites finished 3 minutes and 23 seconds down on him, which vaulted Pellizotti from 23rd overall into 4th place provisionally. Franco Pellizotti (born January 15, 1978) in Latisana, Udine, Friuli-Venezia Giulia) is an Italian professional road racing cyclist and is known as a climbing specialist. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Italy. ... Pro Cycling Team Liquigas-Bianchi (short form: Liquigas-Bianchi) in an Italian road bicycle racing team in the UCI ProTour. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Russia_(bordered). ... The Illes Balears team car, with Pinarello Opera bikes on top, with Campagnolo parts. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Kazakhstan. ... The Liberty Seguros-Würth cycling team is sponsored by Liberty Seguros, an insurance company under the wing of Liberty Mutual insurance. ... The peloton (from French, literally meaning ball and related to the English word platoon), bunch or pack is the large main group in a road bicycle race. ... Lampre-Fondital is an Italian road bicycle racing team competing in the UCI ProTour in 2006. ...


17-05-2006: Rest Day

Stage 11, 18-05-2006: Pontedera, 50 km. (ITT)

Cyclist Team Time
1 (219) Jan Ullrich Flag of Germany Germany TMO 58'48"
2 (191) Ivan Basso Flag of Italy Italy CSC + 0'27"
3 (178) Marco Pinotti Flag of Italy Italy SDV + 1'01"

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Stage 12, 19-05-2006: Livorno–Sestri Levante, 171 km.

Cyclist Team Time
1 (36) Joan Horrach Rippoll Flag of Spain Spain CEI 3h 55'53"
2 (154) Addy Engels Flag of Netherlands Netherlands QSI + 0'05"
3 (41) Emanuele Sella Flag of Italy Italy PAN s.t.

Joan Horrach Rippoll (born March 27, 1974) is a Spanish professional road racing cyclist. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... The Illes Balears team car, with Pinarello Opera bikes on top, with Campagnolo parts. ... Addy Engels (born June 16, 1977 in Emmen) is a Dutch professional road bicycle racer. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... Quick Step-Innergetic is a Belgian UCI ProTour team led by team manager Patrick Lefevre. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Italy. ... Ceramica Panaria-Navigare (UCI Team Code: PAN) is a professional continental cycling team based in Ireland that participates in UCI Continental Circuits races and when selected as a wildcard to UCI ProTour events. ...

Stage 13, 20-05-2006: Alessandria–La Thuile, 218 km.

Cyclist Team Time
1 (177) Leonardo Piepoli Flag of Italy Italy SDV 5h 21'12"
2 (191) Ivan Basso Flag of Italy Italy CSC + 0'44"
3 (143) José Enrique Gutiérrez Flag of Spain Spain PHO + 1'19"

Leonardo Piepoli (born September 29, 1971 in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland) is a Italian professional road racing cyclist. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Italy. ... Saunier Duval-Prodir Team is a Spanish road bicycle racing team, which participate in the 2005 UCI ProTour. ... Ivan Basso (born November 26, 1977) is an Italian professional road bicycle racer, most recently riding for Team CSC. Basso is among the best mountain riders in the professional field of the 2000s, and is considered one of the strongest stage race riders. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Italy. ... The team time trial in the 2004 Tour de France. ... José Enrique Gutierrez Cataluna (born June 18, 1974 in Valencia) is a Spanish professional road racing cyclist. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... Team Phonak in a Team time trial event at the Giro del Mediterraneo. ...

Stage 14, 21-05-2006: Aosta–Domodossola, 223 km.

Cyclist Team Time
1 (49) Luis Laverde Flag of Colombia Colombia PAN 5h 27'05"
2 (39) Francisco Perez Sanchez Flag of Spain Spain CEI s.t.
3 (117) Paolo Tiralongo Flag of Italy Italy LAM + 0'07"

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Stage 15, 22-05-2006: Mergozzo–Brescia, 189 km.

Cyclist Team Time
1 (152) Paolo Bettini Flag of Italy Italy QSI 4h 15'42"
2 (216) Olaf Pollack Flag of Germany Germany TMO s.t.
3 (101) Robert Förster Flag of Germany Germany GST s.t.

Paolo Bettini (born April 1, 1974 in Cecina, Livorno province, Italy) is an Italian road cyclist with the Belgian Quick. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Italy. ... Quick Step-Innergetic is a Belgian UCI ProTour team led by team manager Patrick Lefevre. ... Olaf Pollack (born in September 20, 1983 in Räckelwitz, Germany) is a professional road racing cyclist specializing in sprint races and competitions. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... Presentation of the 2006 team in Mallorca. ... Robert Förster Förster at the Nacht von Hannover criterium, 2005 Robert Förster (born 27 January 1978, Markkleeberg, Saxony) is a German professional road racing cyclist, specialising in bunch sprints, currently riding for Team Gerolsteiner. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... Rund um den Henninger-Turm (2005) Team Gerolsteiner is a german road bicycle racing team in the UCI ProTour. ...

Stage 16, 23-05-2006: Rovato–Trento, 173 km.

Cyclist Team Time
1 (191) Ivan Basso Flag of Italy Italy CSC 4h 51'30"
2 (171) Gilberto Simoni Flag of Italy Italy SDV + 1'27"
3 (177) Leonardo Piepoli Flag of Italy Italy SDV + 1'38"

Ivan Basso (born November 26, 1977) is an Italian professional road bicycle racer, most recently riding for Team CSC. Basso is among the best mountain riders in the professional field of the 2000s, and is considered one of the strongest stage race riders. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Italy. ... The team time trial in the 2004 Tour de France. ... Gilberto Simoni with team manager Mauro Gianetti. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Italy. ... Saunier Duval-Prodir Team is a Spanish road bicycle racing team, which participate in the 2005 UCI ProTour. ... Leonardo Piepoli (born September 29, 1971 in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland) is a Italian professional road racing cyclist. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Italy. ... Saunier Duval-Prodir Team is a Spanish road bicycle racing team, which participate in the 2005 UCI ProTour. ...

Stage 17, 24-05-2006: Termeno/Tramin - Furkel Pass, 121 km.

Cyclist Team Time
1 (177) Leonardo Piepoli Flag of Italy Italy SDV 3h 31'26"
2 (191) Ivan Basso Flag of Italy Italy CSC s.t.
3 (143) José Enrique Gutiérrez Flag of Spain Spain PHO + 0'15"

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Stage 18, 25-05-2006: Sillian–Gemona del Friuli, 210 km.

Cyclist Team Time
1 (109) Stefan Schumacher Flag of Germany Germany GST 5h 31'33"
2 (35) Iván Gutiérrez Flag of Spain Spain CEI s.t.
3 (112) Marzio Bruseghin Flag of Italy Italy LAM s.t.

Stefan Schumacher, Karpacz, Tour de Pologne 2006 Stefan Schumacher (born July 21, 1981 in Großbettlingen, Esslingen) is a German professional road racing cyclist. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... Rund um den Henninger-Turm (2005) Team Gerolsteiner is a german road bicycle racing team in the UCI ProTour. ... José Iván Gutiérrez Palacios (born November 27, 1976 in Santander, Cantabria) is a Spanish professional road bicycle racer. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... The Illes Balears team car, with Pinarello Opera bikes on top, with Campagnolo parts. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Italy. ... Lampre-Fondital is an Italian road bicycle racing team competing in the UCI ProTour in 2006. ...

Stage 19, 26-05-2006: Pordenone–Passo di San Pellegrino, 224 km.

Cyclist Team Time
1 (155) Juan Manuel Gárate Flag of Spain Spain QSI 7h 13'36"
2 (196) Jens Voigt Flag of Germany Germany CSC + 0'04"
3 (119) Francisco J. Vila Errandonea Flag of Spain Spain LAM + 1'21"

With his team leader Ivan Basso behind them, Jens Voigt couldn't contribute to the breakaway with Juan Manual Gárate. In the closing meters, Voigt patted Gárate on the back and let him take the win. Voigt later said "I was always sitting on the back of the attack, but I couldn't win today because I didn't work at all. You can only win if you are the strongest and it wouldn't have been right if I did." [1] Juan Manual Gárate Cepa (born April 24, 1976 in Irun, Spain) is a professional road racing cyclist currently riding for the Quick Step-Innergetic team. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... Quick Step-Innergetic is a Belgian UCI ProTour team led by team manager Patrick Lefevre. ... Jens Voigt Jens Voigt (born September 17, 1971) is a German professional road bicycle racer. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... The team time trial in the 2004 Tour de France. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... Lampre-Fondital is an Italian road bicycle racing team competing in the UCI ProTour in 2006. ...


Stage 20, 27-05-2006: Trento–Aprica, 211 km.

Cyclist Team Time
1 (191) Ivan Basso Flag of Italy Italy CSC 6h 51'15"
2 (171) Gilberto Simoni Flag of Italy Italy SDV + 1'17"
3 (111) Damiano Cunego Flag of Italy Italy LAM + 2'51"

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Stage 21, 28-05-2006: Museo del Ghisallo, Magreglio–Milano, 140 km.

Cyclist Team Time
1 (101) Robert Förster Flag of Germany Germany GST 3h 56'03"
2 (48) Maximiliano Richeze Flag of Argentina Argentina PAN s.t.
3 (216) Olaf Pollack Flag of Germany Germany TMO s.t.

Robert Förster Förster at the Nacht von Hannover criterium, 2005 Robert Förster (born 27 January 1978, Markkleeberg, Saxony) is a German professional road racing cyclist, specialising in bunch sprints, currently riding for Team Gerolsteiner. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... Rund um den Henninger-Turm (2005) Team Gerolsteiner is a german road bicycle racing team in the UCI ProTour. ... Axel Maximiliano Richeze (born on March 7, 1983 in Buenos Aires) is an Argentine professional cyclist. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Argentina. ... Ceramica Panaria-Navigare (UCI Team Code: PAN) is a professional continental cycling team based in Ireland that participates in UCI Continental Circuits races and when selected as a wildcard to UCI ProTour events. ... Olaf Pollack (born in September 20, 1983 in Räckelwitz, Germany) is a professional road racing cyclist specializing in sprint races and competitions. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... Presentation of the 2006 team in Mallorca. ...

Classification Tables

Final General Classification (Maglia rosa)

Cyclist Team Time
1 Ivan Basso CSC 91h 33'36"
2 José Enrique Gutiérrez PHO + 9'18"
3 Gilberto Simoni SDV + 11'59"
4 Damiano Cunego LAM + 18'16"
5 Paolo Savoldelli DSC + 19'22"
6 Sandy Casar FDJ + 23'53"
7 Juan Manuel Gárate QSI + 24'26"
8 Franco Pellizotti LIQ + 25'57"
9 Víctor Hugo Peña PHO + 26'27"
10 Francisco J. Vila Errandonea LAM + 27'34"

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Final Points Classification (Maglia ciclamino)

Cyclist Team Points
1 Paolo Bettini QST 169
2 Ivan Basso CSC 158
3 José Enrique Gutiérrez PHO 132

Paolo Bettini (born April 1, 1974 in Cecina, Livorno province, Italy) is an Italian road cyclist with the Belgian Quick. ... Quick Step-Innergetic is a Belgian UCI ProTour team led by team manager Patrick Lefevre. ... Ivan Basso (born November 26, 1977) is an Italian professional road bicycle racer, most recently riding for Team CSC. Basso is among the best mountain riders in the professional field of the 2000s, and is considered one of the strongest stage race riders. ... The team time trial in the 2004 Tour de France. ... José Enrique Gutierrez Cataluna (born June 18, 1974 in Valencia) is a Spanish professional road racing cyclist. ... Team Phonak in a Team time trial event at the Giro del Mediterraneo. ...

Final King of the Mountains Classification (Maglia verde)

Cyclist Team Points
1 Juan Manuel Gárate QSI 64
2 Ivan Basso CSC 56
3 Fortunato Baliani PAN 52

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Combination Classification (Maglia Blu)

Cyclist Team Points
1 Paolo Savoldelli DSC 775
2 José Enrique Gutiérrez PHO 651
3 Ivan Basso CSC 595

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Final Trofeo Fast Team Classification

Team Country Time
1 Phonak Hearing Systems Flag of Switzerland Switzerland 274h 21'31"
2 Lampre-Fondital Flag of Italy Italy + 7'36"
3 Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team Flag of United States United States + 16'05"
4 Saunier Duval-Prodir Flag of Spain Spain + 29'37"
5 Ceramica Panaria-Navigare Flag of Republic of Ireland Ireland + 53'06"
6 Liquigas-Bianchi Flag of Spain Spain + 56'12"
7 Crédit Agricole Flag of France France + 1h 22'59"
8 Team CSC Flag of Denmark Denmark + 1h 31'15"
9 Liberty Seguros-Würth Flag of Spain Spain + 1h 47'58"
10 Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears Flag of Spain Spain + 1h 53'19"

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Other classification winners

110 Gazzetta (Intergiro): Paolo Bettini, Quick Step-Innergetic 1. ... Paolo Bettini (born April 1, 1974 in Cecina, Livorno province, Italy) is an Italian road cyclist with the Belgian Quick. ... Quick Step-Innergetic is a Belgian UCI ProTour team led by team manager Patrick Lefevre. ...

  • Mickael Delage and Patrick Calcagni also finished with same points as Bettini.

Most combative: Paolo Bettini, Quick Step-Innergetic
Azzurri d'Italia: Ivan Basso, Team CSC Paolo Bettini (born April 1, 1974 in Cecina, Livorno province, Italy) is an Italian road cyclist with the Belgian Quick. ... Quick Step-Innergetic is a Belgian UCI ProTour team led by team manager Patrick Lefevre. ... Ivan Basso (born November 26, 1977) is an Italian professional road bicycle racer, most recently riding for Team CSC. Basso is among the best mountain riders in the professional field of the 2000s, and is considered one of the strongest stage race riders. ... The team time trial in the 2004 Tour de France. ...

  • 4 points for stage winner, 2 for 2nd and 1 for 3rd.

Trofeo Fuga Piaggio: Christophe Edaleine, Credit Agricole Crédit Agricole is the main sponsor of a French professional cycling team managed by Roger Legeay. ...

  • Most kilometres in a breakaway containing less than 10 riders

Trofeo Super Team: Phonak Hearing Systems Team Phonak in a Team time trial event at the Giro del Mediterraneo. ...

  • 20 points for stage winner, 19 for 2nd etc., 20th gets 1 point.

Fair Play: Ceramica Panaria-Navigare Ceramica Panaria-Navigare (UCI Team Code: PAN) is a professional continental cycling team based in Ireland that participates in UCI Continental Circuits races and when selected as a wildcard to UCI ProTour events. ...


Retirements

  • 198 riders started the race.
  • 150 riders completed the race.
  • 48 riders retired.
  • Only Crédit Agricole, Lampre-Fondital and Team CSC finished with full line-ups.
  • The most retirements were seen in Stage 7 (7 riders from 6 teams) and Stage 18 (6 riders from 6 teams).
Stage Rider Country Team Information
DNS 4 Alessandro Petacchi Italy Team Milram Fractured kneecap
DNS 4 Christophe Brandt Belgium Davitamon-Lotto Cracked elbow
DNF 4 Leonardo Bertagnolli Italy Cofidis Allergies
DNS 5 Remmert Wielinga Netherlands Quick Step-Innergetic Fever
DNF 7 André Korff Germany T-Mobile Injuries due to crash
DNF 7 Alessandro Bertolini Italy Selle Italia-Serramenti Diquigiovanni Stomach illness
DNF 7 Graeme Brown Australia Rabobank
DNF 7 Koldo Fernández Spain Euskaltel-Euskadi
DNF 7 Cristian Moreni Italy Cofidis
DNF 7 Thierry Marichal Belgium Cofidis
DNF 7 Sébastien Chavanel France Bouygues Télécom
DNF 10 Bradley McGee Australia Francaise des Jeux Back pain
DNF 10 Dariusz Baranowski Poland Liberty Seguros-Würth Team Gastroenteritis
DNS 11 Davide Rebellin Italy Gerolsteiner Broken rib
DNS 12 Andy Flickinger France Bouygues Télécom
DNS 12 Philippe Gilbert Belgium Francaise des Jeux Resigned
DNS 12 Michael Rasmussen Denmark Rabobank Minor back injury
DNF 12 Roberto Laiseka Spain Euskaltel-Euskadi Injuries due to crash
DNF 12 Mark Scanlon Ireland AG2R Prevoyance
DNS 13 Robbie McEwen Australia Davitamon-Lotto Stomach illness
DNS 13 Michael Rogers Australia T-Mobile Teeth infection
DNS 13 Marcos Serrano Spain Liberty Seguros-Würth Team
DNF 13 José Rujano Venezuela Selle Italia-Serramenti Diquigiovanni Cold
DNF 13 Tomas Vaitkus Lithuania AG2R Prévoyance
DNS 14 Vladimir Miholjevic Croatia Liquigas
DNS 14 Moises Aldape Mexico Ceramica Panaria-Navigare
DNS 14 Giovanni Bernaudeau France Bouygues Télécom
DNF 14 Ronny Scholz Germany Gerolsteiner
DNF 14 Andoni Aranaga Spain Euskaltel-Euskadi
DNF 14 Staf Scheirlinckx Belgium Cofidis Broken collarbone
DNS 15 Axel Merckx Belgium Phonak Stomach illness
DNS 16 Rik Verbrugghe Belgium Cofidis
DNF 16 Alberto Loddo Italy Selle Italia-Serramenti Diquigiovanni
DNS 17 Michele Scarponi Italy Liberty Seguros-Würth Team
DNS 17 Serhiy Honchar Ukraine T-Mobile
DNF 17 Serge Baguet Belgium Quick Step-Innergetic
DNF 17 Marc Wauters Belgium Rabobank
DNF 18 John Gadret France AG2R Prévoyance Broken collarbone
DNF 18 Marco Fertonani Italy Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears Stomach illness
DNF 18 Serguei Yakovlev Kazakstan Liberty Seguros-Würth team
DNF 18 Fabrizio Guidi Italy Phonak
DNF 18 Peter Mazur Poland Saunier Duval-Prodir
DNF 18 Sergio Barbero Italy Selle Italia-Serramenti Diquigiovanni
DNF 19 Jan Ullrich Germany T-Mobile Back pain
DNF 19 Volker Ordowski Germany Gerolsteiner
DNS 20 Tom Danielson United States Discovery Channel Sinusitis and Fever
DNF 20 Wladimir Belli Italy Selle Italia-Serramenti Diquigiovanni
DNF 21 Mirco Lorenzetto Italy Team Milram

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Significance of the Belgian opening

The 2006 Giro opens, and has its first 4 stages in the South-East of Belgium in the Wallonia region. The Giro organisers chose to locate the opening in this region as a homage to the thousands of Italians who moved to the region following the end of World War II in order to find jobs in the coal mines of the area. It is estimated that as many as 300'000 Belgians of Italian origin live in this area. The 2006 Giro will commemorate the deaths of 136 Italian miners who died in the 1956 Bois du Cazier mine disaster.[1] Wallonia (French: Wallonie, German: Wallonien, Walloon: Walonreye, Dutch: Wallonië) or the Walloon Region (French: Région Wallonne, Dutch: Waals Gewest) is the predominantly French-speaking region that constitutes one of the three federal regions of Belgium, with its capital at Namur. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... 1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


References

  1. ^ Tim Maloney, After Belgian antipasto, 2006 Giro has molto mountains for a tough climbers tour, CyclingNews, November 13, 2005

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